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What is aspirin?

Aspirin is a salicylate (sa-LIS-il-ate). It works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain, fever, and inflammation.

Aspirin is used to treat pain, and reduce fever or inflammation. It is sometimes used to treat or prevent heart attacks, strokes, and chest pain (angina). Aspirin should be used for cardiovascular conditions only under the supervision of a doctor.

Aspirin (BAN, USAN), also known as acetylsalicylic acid (/əˌstəlˌsælɨˈsɪlɨk/) [ASA], is a salicylate medication, often used to treat pain, fever, and inflammation.  Aspirin also has an antiplatelet effect by stopping the binding of platelets together and preventing a patch over damaged walls of blood vessels. Aspirin is also used long-term, at low doses, to help prevent heart attacks, strokes, and blood clot formation in people at high risk of developing blood clots.  Low doses of aspirin may be given immediately after a heart attack to reduce the risk of another heart attack or of the death of cardiac tissue.

Aspirin may be effective at preventing certain types of cancer, particularly colorectal cancer


Applies to the following strength(s): 800 mg ; 500 mg ; 325 mg ; 81 mg ; buffered 500 mg ; buffered 325 mg ; buffered 81 mg ; 975 mg ; 650 mg ; 125 mg ; 600 mg ; 60 mg ; 300 mg ; 162 mg ; 1 g ; 81 mg with phytosterols ; 227.5 mg ; 1200 mg

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